Final score

18 October 2015 20:45

0 - 0
Referee: Paolo Valeri / Linesmen: Manganelli, Meli / Fourth official: Dobosz / Assistants: Massa, Russo
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45' The referee brings the first half to a close right on the 45-minute mark. It's 0-0 in a pulsating contests here at the Meazza.
44' The ball breaks to Zaza, but Murillo shuts him down with an imperious challenge just as he was about to pull the trigger.
42' Three minutes to go until half-time and it's still 0-0 at San Siro. It's been a great Inter performance so far!
37' Felipe Melo launches a great ball forward for Icardi, but the Inter captain can't quite latch onto it.
33' Jovetic causes more mayhem in the Juve half, drawing a foul from Pogba.
29' What an effort! Brozovic lets fly with a sumptuous curling effort, but Buffon gets his fingertips to the ball to tip it onto the bar!
26' Murillo plays in Jovetic, but Buffon makes himself big to deny the Inter striker from deep inside the penalty box.
25' Nice work from Brozovic down the left, but his cross is read by Bonucci before Icardi can pounce.
22' Perisic beats Barzagli on the left, but his cross goes behind for a goal-kick.
20' Zaza runs hard at the Inter defence, but Murillo keeps his cool to hound the Juventus man out and clear the danger.
16' Zaza comes in high on Felipe Melo and becomes the fourth player to see yellow in this opening 15-minute period.
13' Pogba has a crack from distance, but the ball ends up in the stands.
12' Jovetic takes aim with the free-kick, but it whistles just past Buffon's right-hand post.
11' Another booking here as Khedira goes into the book for pulling back Jovetic.
10' Jovetic buys a foul from Cuadrado and earns Inter a free-kick in a dangerous position. The Montenegrin lines it up...
8' Felipe Melo also picks up a booking after a challenge on Cuadrado in the centre circle.
7' Icardi shows a clean pair of heels to Marchisio, but the Juventus man pulls him back. Yellow card for the Bianconeri midfielder.
4' Juventus' counter sees Cuadrado fire a powerful shot at goal, but Handanovic says no with a solid save.
3' Stevan Jovetic latches onto a ball down the flank. The Montenegrin shields the ball well and ends up winning his side a corner.
1' Inter v Juventus gets underway!
1' The teams are out on the pitch. We're all set for the Derby d'Italia. Forza Inter!!
1' Only one colour goes with black! The Meazza is sold out and resplendent in Nerazzurri black and blue for Inter v Juventus!
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48' It's all over here at the Meazza after an exhilarating 0-0 draw in the Derby d'Italia.
46' Double change for Inter: Medel and Jovetic make way for Kondogbia and Palacio.
45' Yellow card for Miranda.
45' There'll be three minutes' added time here.
44' Cuadrado travels down the right, but Murillo deflects behind for a corner.
42' Perisic curls it up and over the wall, but it whistles just over the bar.
41' Lovely play from Brozovic to knock it past Chiellini, but the Italian clips his heels and earns himself a booking.
40' Jovetic takes it, but the wall stands strong.
39' Icardi is brought down just outside the box. Free-kick to Inter...
35' Jovetic and Icardi exchange passes down the right. The captain swings in a fierce cross for Perisic, but it's headed away by Barzagli.
33' Zaza trots off to be replaced by Dybala as Allegri makes his second change of the match.
32' Brozovic picks up a booking for a foul on Pogba.
30' Perisic lets fly from outside the area, but the Juventus defence stands firm.
25' Juventus make a change now, with Mandzukic replacing Morata.
23' Morata sets up Khedira in a great position just in front of goal, but the German hits the post and the chance goes begging.
19' Roberto Mancini makes his first change of the match, replacing Felipe Melo with Fredy Guarin.
16' Jovetic jinks past Evra, but the Juventus man brings the Montenegrin down. Yellow card.
15' Pogba buys himself some space and lets fly from just outside the area, but Handanovic makes it look easy as he gathers the ball.
14' Jovetic has a go from 25 yards out, but Buffon gets down low to make the stop.
10' Inter pounce on a Bonucci error in midfield to set off on another break, but it fizzles out.
5' Marchisio eyes up a volley on the edge of the box, but it's not troubling Handanovic.
2' Morata slides in Cuadrado, who lets fly from a tight angle. Handanovic stands firm to deflect it behind for a corner.
1' The second half is underway here at San Siro. No changes for either side at the break.
Average rating 6.01
1 shots on target 4
6 shots off target 8
12 fouls committed 15
4 corners 9
0 offsides 1
47% ball possession 53%
wins(44) draws(33) defeats(25)

MILAN – Inter were held to a 0-0 draw by Juventus tonight in a pulsating contest at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The Nerazzurri dominated the first half and had a number of chances to take the lead throughout the match, but some great defending from both sides saw the two teams share the spoils in this season’s first Derby d’Italia.

San Siro was a sell-out for the match, registering a new Serie A record for gate receipts, and the stadium was looking resplendent in Inter black and blue as the Nerazzurri faithful whipped up the atmosphere before kick-off.

There followed a breathless start, with four players going into the referee’s book before the 15-minute mark. Cuadrado stung Handanovic’s palms with the first chance of the match, before Jovetic looked for goal twice from free-kicks to no avail. On 19 minutes, Zaza looked to burst into the Inter area, but Murillo stood firm to avert the danger.

Six minutes later and Murillo was involved at the other end, slipping in Jovetic with a sumptuous pass only for Chiellini and Buffon to snaffle the Montenegrin’s effort. The chance saw the Nerazzurri begin to work up through the gears, and Brozovic drew gasps from the stands as he forced a fingertip save from Buffon, who still needed the crossbar to help keep out the Croatian’s spectacular curling effort.

Defence would get the better of attack in the closing stages of the first 45, as first Icardi lost a one-on-one tussle with Barzagli and then the imperious Murillo shut down Zaza when the Italian looked well-placed to score. The referee brought the first half to a close without any added time at all, and the players headed into the bowels of San Siro to catch their breath.

Juventus had the first chance after the break, as Morata slid in Cuadrado only for Handanovic to make himself big to deflect the Colombian’s low shot behind for a corner. As the Bianconeri looked to keep the pressure on Inter at the start of the second half, Roberto Mancini’s side were a constant threat on the counter: Icardi picked Bonucci’s pocket in the centre circle and exchanged passes with Jovetic to steam into the area, but Chiellini was alert to the threat.

On 58 minutes, Jovetic drew a smart save from Buffon with a fierce effort from distance, while Pogba had a crack of his own minutes later that Handanovic was able to gather with ease. Juventus had their best chance of the match in the 68th minute, as Morata teed up Khedira in a clear scoring position. The German, perhaps looking for precision over power, side-footed the ball against the post and away from danger.

Inter rallied through Jovetic and Icardi, who worked a whipped cross into Perisic in the box only for Barzagli to stick his neck out and skim the ball away from the Croat’s head. The Nerazzurri had two good chances to take the lead from free-kicks, but neither Jovetic nor Perisic could hit the target. And though Inter seemed to be better-placed to get the win, Juventus were still crackling away down the other end as Cuadrado jinked his way through the Nerazzurri defence to win a corner.

With time ticking on, Mancini sent on Palacio and Kondogbia to freshen Inter’s legs, but there was to be no winner and both sides were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw. The result sees Inter move up to 17 points in the Serie A table, on equal footing with Roma and one point behind leaders Fiorentina. Next up for the Nerazzurri is a trip to Palermo on Saturday 24 October at 20:45.


INTER: 1 Handanovic; 21 Santon, 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 5 Jesus; 17 Medel (Kondogbia 90), 83 Melo (Guarin 63), 77 Brozovic; 44 Perisic, 10 Jovetic (Palacio 90), 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 11 Biabiany, 12 Telles, 14 Montoya, 23 Ranocchia, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 55 Nagatomo, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

JUVENTUS: 1 Buffon; 15 Barzagli, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini; 16 Cuadrado, 6 Khedira, 8 Marchisio, 10 Pogba, 33 Evra; 9 Morata (Mandzukic 70), 7 Zaza (Dybala 77).
Subs not used: 25 Neto, 38 Audero, 11 Hernanes, 12 Alex Sandro, 18 Lemina, 20 Padoin, 22 Asamoah, 24 Rugani, 27 Sturaro, 37 Pereyra.
Coach: Massimiliano Allegri.

Booked: Marchisio 7, Felipe Melo 8, Khedira 11, Zaza 16, Evra 69, Brozovic 77, Chiellini 85, Miranda 90.
Added time: 0 + 3 minutes.

Referee: Valeri.
Assistants: Manganelli, Meli.
Fourth official: Dobosz.
Additional assistants: Massa, Russo.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Buffon
Santon 21 15 Barzagli
Miranda 25 19 Bonucci
Murillo 24 3 Chiellini
Jesus 5 16 Cuadrado
Medel 17 6 Khedira
Melo 83 8 Marchisio
Brozovic 77 10 Pogba
Perisic 44 33 Evra
Jovetic 10 7 Zaza
Icardi 9 9 Morata


Carrizo 30 25 Neto
Kondogbia 7 38 Audero
Palacio 8 11 Hernanes
Biabiany 11 12 Alex Sandro
Telles 12 17 Mandzukic
Guarin 13 18 Lemina
Montoya 14 20 Padoin
Ranocchia 23 21 Dybala
Gnoukouri 27 22 Asamoah
D'Ambrosio 33 24 Rugani
Nagatomo 55 27 Sturaro
Manaj 97 37 Pereyra